VANCOUVER, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Curis Resources Ltd. (TSX: CUV) ("Curis"
or the "Company") is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Dan
Johnson to Vice President, Environment and Technical Services of the
Company's U.S. operations.
"Dan is a tremendous asset to Curis' senior management team in Arizona,"
said Michael McPhie, President and CEO of Curis Resources Ltd. "Today's announcement is a clear recognition of his leadership and the
contributions he has made and continues to make to move the Florence
Copper project toward development."
A graduate of the University of Arizona with more than 20 years of
operational experience within the Arizona mining industry, Mr.
Johnson's expertise in major project development, hydrogeology and
project permitting provide a key foundation for advancing the Florence
Copper project in Arizona. In his new role, he will assume primary
responsibility for technical services and environmental matters
associated with the Phase 1 production test facility (PTF) program
currently under development.
Curis also announced today that Mr. Stephen Hodgson, Executive Vice
President of Engineering with Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI), will join
the Curis project management team to oversee work associated with the
completion of the Florence Copper project Feasibility Study. Mr.
Hodgson has more than 30 years of senior-level industry experience in
mine operations, development and project engineering. He has been
involved in evaluating, directing and coordinating detailed engineering
studies for advanced stage mineral development projects around the
"We're very pleased to complement our existing senior management team in
Arizona with a professional of Stephen's experience and
qualifications. His extensive experience will greatly assist the Curis
team in Arizona working to develop a world class in-situ copper
recovery operation in Florence," said Michael McPhie.
Curis further announced it has hired Ms. Megan Fuller as the Company's
Environment and Cultural Resources Advisor. Ms. Fuller is an
experienced anthropologist, and will be assisting with environmental
and cultural resource compliance activities at the site with the full
support of the Florence team.
Ms. Fuller holds an M.A. in Anthropology from University of Nevada, Las
Vegas. She has more than 13 years of experience working in cultural
resource management, encompassing all aspects of Class I - III
survey/inventories, data recovery, monitoring/salvage, and cultural
resource/historic literature reviews; including work for Fort Huachuca,
Tucson Electric Power, the Bureau of Reclamation and Nevada Department
"We are very pleased that Megan has joined our expanding Arizona team," said Dan Johnson, VP, Environment and Technical Services. "She brings a wealth of experience in her field and will be a tremendous
asset to the Florence team. Employment opportunities for local
Arizonans will continue to be offered in the coming months at our
flagship project as the company prepares to commence Phase 1 of the
Production Test Facility (PTF)".
For more information about the Florence Copper project and its projected
economic impacts and benefits to the local community and employment
opportunities, please go to www.florencecopper.com.
Curis Resources Ltd. is a mineral development company associated with
Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI), a diversified global mining company with a
25-year history of mineral development success. Curis is focused on the
acquisition, development and operation of high-quality next-generation
copper properties in progressive jurisdictions around the world. It is
currently focused on advancing its 100%-owned Florence Copper project
in Arizona USA to production.
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"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other
than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling,
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related to the ability to obtain necessary environmental, land use and
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or developments may differ materially from those projected in the
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